Saturday, January 30, 2016

More Awesome Whistles

Trimester Two is coming close to an end.  Once again the clay whistle project has been a huge hit.  The creativity I have seen in my students this year is mind blowing.  So proud of all of them!

To view the steps to this lesson check out this link:  Clay Whistles

To see examples from my 5th graders from Trimester One click here: 2015 Clay Whistle Designs

Here are a few examples from Trimester Two: 

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Hoping For An Early Spring

Third grade students kicked off our return from winter break by creating pinch pot frogs.  I always love the oooohh's and aahhhh's that follow when I show students how to make these little creations.
Example of pinch pot frog creation.
This year I had an improvement over the leg design.  Instead of using a slab method, I chose a coil. It seemed to be more successful for the students to manage on their own.  I love when you have a great lesson and then just like magic, a better way to implement part of it makes even more awesome.  :)
Offering a little assistance.

All in a days work.